Tracy Eldevick, LMT is offering fertility massage here at ilumina and is here to answer some of your questions. To schedule a fertility massage with Tracy, please call us at ilumina Healing Sanctuary 602.957.2602.
On top of all that I have learned being immersed in the operations of ilumina healing Sanctuary for 9 years, I have also completed training in the FEM protocol as developed by Pulling Down the Moon in Chicago. It builds on my 20 years of massage experience by providing a framework for using my massage training to support a woman on her fertility journey.
This type of massage can be customized depending on where a woman is in her cycle and with her corresponding treatment plan. The benefits include increased uterine blood flow, supporting uterine lining and alignment, reducing pelvic stagnation, support for the ovaries and improving the follicular environment, reducing the effects of stress and lowering hormone disruption, and the sense of well being that comes from knowing that you are being cared for and respected in a compassionate way.
It can be helpful for PCOS, Endometriosis, Amenorrhea, Abdominal Stagnation, and with Natural and Assisted Reproductive Cycles.
This can vary person to person and depends on their particular health history and if they are doing this in conjunction with other therapies.
Yes, part of a first visit self-care techniques are discussed so that the therapy can be continued at home in-between visits.
It is a perfect pairing for women also receiving acupuncture for reproductive help.
The expectation is very similar to a therapeutic massage, but with a specific focus. Relaxation is still a vital part of the experience, but it differs in that there is particular focus on abdominal and low back work, as well as reflexology and acupressure points that are appropriate. There can be slight tenderness but not pain and extra care is taken to provide the person on the table with confidence and the space for healing.
It has been so exciting to be able to develop this massage offering at ilumina and I look forward to being able to support our patients in any way that I can.